joewein.net   joewein.de LLC
fighting spam and scams on the Internet
Try our spam filter!
Free trial for 30 days
  jwSpamSpy

Home
About Us
Spam
419/Nigeria
Fraud
Contact

"419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam

The so-called "419" scam is a type of fraud dominated by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc.

Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.

Keep in mind that scammers DO NOT use their real names when defrauding people.
The criminals either abuse names of real people or companies or invent names or addresses.
Any real people or companies mentioned below have NO CONNECTION to the scammers!

Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.

Click here to report a problem with this page.

 

 

Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:

Fraud email example:

From: paul jassim <paul_atmcard@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 15:59:53 +0100
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS YOUR E-MAIL HAS WON AN ATM CARD.



CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIADR.Ugu JassimDirector, Foreign OperationsATM Card DepartmentCentral Bank of Nigeria.Tel/fax +234 8022308176Email::atmcard111@live.com

YOUR PAYMENT VIA HSBC-VISA ATM DEBIT CARD.

Account normalization of your banking details has beendelayed byInternational Monetary Fund (IMF) and FinancialServices Authority (UK). Thishas made it necessary for your contract payment to beprogrammed into HSBCVisa Atm Debit Card. The total fund in question is$8,300,000.00 This is thefirst part of the Payment of which the balance willsubsequently be paid intosame account.

The Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), working inrelationship with HSBC Londonhas concluded to issue you a VISA CARD with which youcan access your contractamount$8,300,000.000 This card center will send you anATM card which you willuse to withdraw your money in any ATM machine in anypart of the world, butthe maximum is Twenty Thousand United StatesDollars($20,000.00) per day. Soif you like to receive your fund in this way, pleaselet us know by contactingthe ATM payment department and also send the followinginformation as listedbelow:

1) Your full name.2) Phone, fax and mobile3) Company name, position and address.4) Profession, age and marital status.5) Copy of Drivers License I .D.(IMPORTANT)6) Where you want them to send the ATM CARD.

However for the purpose of proper verification of yourIdentity, apmg otherrelevant information ans release of your HSBC Visa AtmCard to you, it isimportant you contact the office of the Director,Debit Card Dept for aspecial payment at the above listed address ordirectly reply to this Email

DR.Ugu Jassim,
DIRECTOR,DEBIT CARD DEPT(SPECIAL PAYMENT SCHEME)CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
__________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
News, entertainment and everything you care about at Live.com. Get it now!
http://www.live.com/getstarted.aspx

Anti-fraud resources:

 

 

jwSpamSpy
Are you sick of spam too? Do you want it stopped now?
Try jwSpamSpy, the spamfilter we use to track the spammers!
Free 30-day trial version available now!